RABA member Cardiff Airport announces route to Qatar

Exciting recent news for RABA member Cardiff. From May 2018, Qatar Airways will be launching direct daily flights between Cardiff and Doha.

Wales’ Economy Secretary, Ken Skates visited Qatar to meet businesses, build trade links and ensure Wales is well placed to gain maximum economic benefits from the launch of the new flights.

Ken Skates said: “The launch of daily direct flights between Doha and Cardiff next year, along with the direct flights already operated between Manchester and Doha which serve the North Wales economy, offers us huge opportunities to strengthen the relationship between our two countries.

“I am optimistic that this visit, along with the trade missions that have already taken place, will help us to build new trade links, increase export levels and attract more inward investment opportunities in Wales, and I look forward to businesses in both our countries working closely and productively together in the months and years ahead.”

Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport, states:

"The new daily Qatar Airways service represents a pivotal moment for Cardiff Airport. The far-reaching consequences of these flights for passengers and businesses across Wales and the South West of England are transformational.

“The service will bolster the critically important relationship between Qatar, Wales and the United Kingdom which is being substantially strengthened. I am confident Qatari businesses will make the most of the fantastic opportunities to develop trade and investment in the region, and look forward to welcoming more visitors through our airport from next May.”

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